In the fall of 2021, rumours circulated on the internet concerning multiple disappointing endings of the fifth instalment of the Indiana Jones series, which were purportedly shown at screenings. James Mangold, who is known for directing blockbuster movies, moved immediately to put a stop to all of this, but now famed composer John Williams has poured gasoline on the fire.
According to the cinematographer, the work on the film’s musical accompaniment has almost come to a close. However, in the near future, the crew will undertake brief additional filming, during which an alternate conclusion to the film will be created:
“We are almost done with the film. It is quite possible that there will be another ending, which will first have to be filmed and then recorded for it. We’ll probably do it in a couple of weeks.”
There were rumours going around that Harrison Ford’s character, an older archaeologist, would pass the torch to Phoebe Waller-Bridge in the final act of Indiana Jones 5, but director James Mangold has already debunked such rumours. In a possible alternate outcome, Indy does not survive. It is possible that the director only lied about the results of test screenings and is currently working on the bugs, but even if everything is genuine, such improvements are a common occurrence in large-scale projects.
The film Indiana Jones and the Clock of Doom will be released in theatres around the world on June 30, 2023.